Con­sul­ta­tion ends on pro­posed ma­rine zones

Yachting Monthly - - NEWS -

Feed­back on plans for 41 new Ma­rine Con­ser­va­tion Zones (MCZS) is be­ing reviewed by the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment, Food and Ru­ral Af­fairs.

The pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the pro­posed sites, which in­clude Stud­land Bay, Yar­mouth to Cowes, the Helford and Dart es­tu­ar­ies, and Good­win Sands, ended in July. If they all get ap­proved, it will mean 40% of English seas hav­ing pro­tected sta­tus. Some boat own­ers have raised con­cerns about no an­chor­ing zones in places like Stud­land, where boaters and con­ser­va­tion­ists have clashed over pro­tect­ing a sea­horse colony.

There are con­cerns about Stud­land Bay

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